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Brightside Nursery, Infant School Main Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.4115 / 53°24'41"N

Longitude: -1.421 / 1°25'15"W

OS Eastings: 438585

OS Northings: 390675

OS Grid: SK385906

Mapcode National: GBR 9T6.YW

Mapcode Global: WHDDJ.4JL1

Plus Code: 9C5WCH6H+HJ

Entry Name: Brightside Nursery, Infant School Main Block

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455282

Location: Sheffield, S9

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Shiregreen and Brightside

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Brightside with Wincobank

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/2/449 (South West side)
Brightside Nursery, Infant School
main block


Primary school. 1880, with mid C20 alterations. By ER Robson.
For the Sheffield School Board. Coursed squared stone with
ashlar dressings and steep pitched gabled and hipped slate
roofs, the main roof topped with a swept-sided stone bell
turret with single round-arched opening. 2 ridge and single
side wall stacks. E-plan.
EXTERIOR: first floor band, coped main gables. 2 storeys; 5 x
4 windows. East front, to school yard, has 3 through-eaves
dormers with a segment-arched double sash with keystone and
traceried central light to fanlight. Between each pair of
dormers, a flat-headed double sash. Below, 5 segment-arched
double sashes with transoms and tripartite fanlights. Each
gable is topped with a pedestal and segmental pediment, and
has a large round-arched window in a recess, flanked by single
smaller segment-arched windows in the same style. Below, a
round-arched central window with keystone, flanked by smaller
flat-headed windows. Rear gables have identical features.
Each return has a gabled through-eaves dormer with
segment-arched double sash and keystone, and below, a similar
Hipped central rear projection has 2 large 3-light cross
casements and below, 2 double sashes with wooden mullions.
Below these, single storey full width mid C20 brick addition
with coped parapet. Beyond, on either side, a single window on
each floor.
INTERIOR not inspected.
Almost all the early schools built by the Sheffield School
Board were designed by local architects. ER Robson, architect
to the London School Board, was employed to design the Central
Schools and School Board Offices (qv), as well as 2 board
schools, of which this is one. The other is at Heeley Bank
(qv), and dates from 1880.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).

Listing NGR: SK3858590675

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